Saturday, 9 April 2011

Wonderful Wonderland

There's a lot I haven't shown you of late. Here's one little project I completed before I headed off to SIT, a test pattern for Toni at Make It Perfect.


This is the newly released 'Wonderland' dress and it's very, very pretty!

It has this lovely detail where the pleated skirt is actually attached on the outside of the bodice - you can see it better below.


It has ribbon trim on the sleeve and bottoms hems so no need to turn under hems and press at the end which is nice.
It buttons up the back, and for once I had just the right buttons in my stash.


I actually bought this fabric a loooong time ago from Spotlight intending to make an Ottobre dress with it and just knew it would work great for this little dress, and I am really happy with the result.

In case you are wondering the hairclip flower is froma tutorial by Make It and Love It.
Ashley has some great tutorials, and this is made in the lovely Heather Bailey felt I bought at Calico and Ivy.

It's one of three I made at SIT, in the whole day. Don't let that mislead you - they are very quick to make!

12 comments:

Natalie said...

This is such a sweet dress pattern and your version is just gorgeous!

peskypixies said...

That is gorgeous!!!i wish my girls were small enough to wear dresses like that!!!

littlebetty said...

Love it! I just won this pattern from Toni, so it will be added to the list, along with the village frock - yay!! I just need to get some terrible uni assignments out of the way first - gah!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Verrrry pretty dress (Made look all the better by Miss G). I love those buttons.
I must check out the hair clip tutorial, Thanks! :)

Nic said...

Oh that is really sweet Karen! I love the choice of fabric, it does really suit the dress very well.

make it perfect said...

beautiful photos karen - thanks for sharing :)

Becky said...

Lovely dress, lovely hairclip :)

I need to do some sewing, starting with pants for the boy's Christening. I bought the Make it Perfect book on the SIT weekend and am looking forward to putting it to good use.

willow and moo said...

Darling dress!

sophie said...

She looks so beautiful!

The Handmaden said...

What a sweet little dress - your fabric choices are perfect!

Tanya said...

Dress looks great Karen, I didn't realise that about the pleats on the outside- Smart!

Belinda said...

I do love the look of this pattern. The buttonholes scare me though, lol...